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Coat of arms of Quickborn
Coat of arms
Quickborn   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°44′0″N 9°53′50″E / 53.73333°N 9.89722°E / 53.73333; 9.89722Coordinates: 53°44′0″N 9°53′50″E / 53.73333°N 9.89722°E / 53.73333; 9.89722
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Pinneberg
 • Mayor Thomas Köppl (CDU)
 • Total 43.16 km2 (16.66 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,608
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25451
Dialling codes 04106, 04193
Vehicle registration PI
Website www.quickborn.de

Quickborn is a town in the district of Pinneberg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 17 km east of Elmshorn, and 20 km north of Hamburg.


Quickborn is located about 20 km northwest of Hamburg, on the eastern edge of Kreis Pinneberg, and is the largest town in that district. It lies on the A7 between Hamburg and Neumünster. Quickborn is located along the Hamburg-Altona–Neumünster railway, which connects it to the AKN railway and buses of the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund. Northwest of Quickborn is the Himmelmoor, the largest raised bog in Schleswig-Holstein, which is about 605 hectares large. It has long been used for peat mining. For this purpose, a narrow-gauge railway was built through the bog. South of the city is the Holmmoor, a nature preserve that is about 110 ha. large.

International relations[edit]

Quickborn is twinned with:

  • Boxholm, Sweden Sweden (since 13.09.1974)
  • Uckfield, England East Sussex, England (since 18.02.1990)
  • Malchow, Germany Germany (since 08.09.1990)

Notable residents[edit]

  • Carlo von Tidemann (* 1943), Anchorman and actor
  • Mike Krüger (* 1951), Comedian, actor, singer, lived for several years in Quickborn